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Grace Lightning in Brutal Beauty: Rose City Rollers

Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers

2010 NR

High-spirited, trash-talking and collision-packed, the American sport of roller derby -- specifically, roller derby played by nubile and fearless female warriors -- is enjoying a popular renaissance that's captured in this entertaining documentary. In Portland, Ore., the Rose City Rollers operate a multiteam league of lady skaters, and the film crew spent more than year with the teams and their managers, yielding an intimate portrait of rink life.